Lake Louise Ski Holidays

Lake Louise is one of my favourite haunts, particularly in late season - it always has good snow here. I love the steep skiing off the ridge and the views are second to none.
Andy Knights
Sales Supervisor - North America
Lake Louise is one of my favourite haunts, particularly in late season - it always has good snow here. I love the steep skiing off the ridge and the views are second to none.
Andy Knights
Sales Supervisor - North America

Summary

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Beginner
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Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Quick Transfer Time

A remote resort with stunning scenery, Lake Louise is Canada’s third largest ski area. There’s plenty here for all abilities.

Set within Banff National Park and surrounded by the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains, this isolated resort feels particularly special. The largest of Banff’s three ski areas, Lake Louise enjoys a long season from November to late April.

From the top of each lift you can choose either an easy or difficult run down. Strong skiers have lots of alpine bowls with super-challenging steeps and, if you’re keen for the backcountry, we’d highly recommend a day of heli-skiing with Purcell - trips depart from Golden near Kicking Horse.

The small village is a five-minute shuttle from the ski area and, with a few restaurants and a small shopping plaza, it makes a friendly base or a unique stop on a Rockies Loop Ski Safari. Your tri-area pass also includes Mt. Norquay and Sunshine Village (45 minutes by car or shuttle) - when you head off on day trips here, definitely pop into Banff town for an après drink.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Lake Louise Resort Guide

Make the most of your Lake Louise ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
November to May
Nearest airport
Calgary
Transfer time
2 hours
Transport
Transfer or car hire
Elevation
8,594 ft
Vertical drop
3,514 ft
Avg snowfall
30 ft
Ski area
4,200 acres
Ski lifts
9
Runs
139
Grade
40% advanced
38% intermediates
22% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

With the feel of a secret ski retreat, the handful of properties in Lake Louise includes luxury hotels and romantic lodges, all with in-house spa facilities and restaurants. With no central village area, guests tend to eat, drink and relax at their hotels, using the shuttles or driving to and from the ski areas.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Lake Louise accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Exterior
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Spa
The superb Chateau sits on the edge of Lake Louise with impressive views of Victoria glacier and has a wonderful mountain ambience.
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Pool
  • Spa
Without a doubt the classiest place to stay in Lake Louise, the Post Hotel is just a few minutes drive to the ski lifts and Lake Louise Village.

Reviews

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15/01/2017 Claire Price

Lake Louise is a small resort and a little quiet. We thankfully hired a car so that we were able to explore a bit and find some nice places to eat. It would have been a bit limited if we had no car.

13/02/2016 Sarah Wagstaffe

Beautiful area with lots of other activities available as well the downhill skiing. Close to the Lake Louise ski resort where there is plenty of skiing for all abilities on quiet slopes. Good, reasonably priced food options on the slopes. Lake Louise really does look like a scene from Frozen!

01/04/2015 Peter Allen

Excellent mix of runs on both front and backside slopes to suit all levels of ability.

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News

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